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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_enhanced_spectrum_analyzer
Last post by Porcus -
I like it. I don't view spectra that often, but I have had this and foo_musical_spectrum side by side, and I am not sure which I prefer for general visuals.

But foo_musical_spectrum has a couple of features which I at least sometimes would miss from your component. For your consideration:
- octave / "piano key" view. Sometimes more instructive than Hz numbers. Can be "tuned" by setting the pitch for A4 (defaults to 440 Hz).
- "transposition by semitones". Who has a Bb instrument? ;-)
(When I have run tests for infrasound or ultrasound - I have at least a couple of musical pieces with possibly amp-draining infrasound down to 6 Hz - I have tuned/transposed transposed to circumvent its C0-A11 range.)
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_enhanced_playcount - Record all song plays and Last.fm scrobbles (JScript)
Last post by MordredKLB -
Releasing v3.0.1

Changelog:
  • When no lastfm plays recorded by the component, [%lastfm_playcount%] now shows a blank value instead of 0 meaning it operates identical to [%playcount%] - Thanks to @annalise for reporting
  • Fixed a bad regression where changing file tags would cause all plays and scrobbles of that song to be lost. This allowed me to clean up some code and ensure this can't happen again as there's now a single code path for generating hash strings
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General Audio / Re: Questions on "loudness wars" and/or bad CD engineering - doing a FLAClibrary
Last post by mitchco -
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I've read the term "pump" being used here and elsewhere and it certainly describes the gawd-awful artifact that I find so irritating, but I don't know enough of the vocabulary to identify it in a way others readily understand.

Is there a primer on the common vocabulary used for this stuff?

Thanks for your patience!

Ex recording/mixing engineer here. I wrote an article on this with some definitions and a few listening samples at:
https://www.computeraudiophile.com/ca/ca-academy/dynamic-range-no-quiet-no-loud-r643/

While folks have made references to declipping tools and can help, the sad reality is that over compression/limiting can occur at all stages of recording, mixing, mastering... Even on every individual multi-track channel, going to tape, plus tape compression, and coming back from tape for mixing, each with different compression ratios, attack, release times, plus on sub groups, plus on the overall 2 channel mix, let alone mastering or remastering... Impossible to undo the damage done... The best one can hope for is an older recording that has not succumbed to the loudness war, but if it is new material... Good sounding quality recordings, mixes and masters have become a lost art over the past 25 years :-(

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General Audio / Re: Arnold B. Krueger RIP
Last post by krabapple -
All the way back to rec.audio.* days, he indefatigably fought the good fight against rampant audio nonsense.

R.I.P. Arny, you magnificent bastard.   I'll miss you.
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